Seismic activity

M6.0 earthquake at intermediate depth hits southern Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.0 (downgraded from M6.1) hit southern Sumatra, Indonesia at 04:21 UTC on May 2, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 127 km (79 miles). USGS reports M5.9 at a depth of 132.7 km (82.4 miles). According to the USGS,...

May 02, 2016

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Vanuatu

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Vanuatu at 08:35 UTC on April 30, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 4.8 km (3.0 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp6.0 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). According...

April 30, 2016

Volcanic earthquake swarm and lake heating observed at Ruapehu, New Zealand

A volcanic earthquake swarm is being recorded beneath the Crater Lake of Mount Ruapehu since April 26, 2016, GeoNet reports. Swarms of volcanic earthquakes like these are uncommon on Ruapehu in recent years. The most recent eruption of this volcano occured on...

April 29, 2016

Very strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits northern East Pacific Rise

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit northern East Pacific Rise at 01:33 UTC on April 29, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at the same depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter...

April 29, 2016

Massive M7.3 earthquake hits Vanuatu, tsunami warning issued

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M7.3 hit Vanuatu at 19:33 UTC on April 28, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 28 km (17.4 miles). USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 27.2 km (16.9 miles). EMSC reports M7.0 at a depth...

April 28, 2016

Shallow M5.2 earhquake hits near La Rochelle, France

A shallow earthquake registered by French central seismological office (BCSF) as M5.2 hit near the coast of La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime region), France at 06:46 UTC on April 28, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth 17 km (10.5 miles). EMSC is reporting ML5.0 at...

April 28, 2016

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Mexico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Mexico's SSN as M6.0 hit off the coast of Mexico at 12:51 UTC on April 27, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 60 km (37.3 miles) while the USGS reports...

April 27, 2016

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit near the coast of Ecuador at 03:03 UTC on April 22, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw6.1 at the same depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

April 22, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Ecuador

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Ecuador at 08:33 UTC on April 20, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 15.7 km (9.7 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. According to the USGS, the epicenter...

April 20, 2016

M6.0 earthquake hits near the coast of Tanna island, Vanuatu

A strong earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.0 hit near the coast of Tanna island, Vanuatu at 13:06 UTC on April 18, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 64 km (39.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 72 km (44.7 miles). USGS is...

April 18, 2016

Massive M7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador, more than 640 people killed

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 (upgraded from M7.4) hit Ecuador at 23:58 (18:58 local time) on April 16, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 19.2 km (11.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.8 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles)....

April 17, 2016

Very strong and shallow M7.3 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan

​A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M7.3 (increased from M7.1) hit Kyushu, Japan at 16:25 UTC on April 15, 2016 (01:25 JST on April 16). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 10 km...

April 15, 2016

M6.2 earthquake hits off the coast of Guatemala

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit off the coast of Guatemala at 14:11 UTC on April 15, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 48.4 km (30.1 mi). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 45 km (27.9 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was...

April 15, 2016

Very strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits near the coast of Vanuatu

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.5 hit near the coast of Vanuatu at 21:50 UTC on April 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 1 km (0.62 milesmiles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). After...

April 14, 2016

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Kyushu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.4 hit Kyushu, Japan at 12:26 UTC on April 14, 2016 (21:26 local time). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at the same depth. EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 15...

April 14, 2016

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits near the coast of Vanuatu

A shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.1 hit near the coast of Vanuatu at 12:17 UTC on April 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 20 km...

April 14, 2016

Very strong M6.9 earthquake hits Myanmar

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Myanmar at 13:55 UTC on April 13, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 134.8 km (83.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 137 km (85.1 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located...

April 13, 2016